the dusk sang its sad farewell song
to the retiring queen of the day;
the silent night roughly unlocked
its feathered wings
from behind the beclouded sky
to share my sorrows,
and cast them away.

The night fell is calm and still,
the nightingale’s tender songs
are high from every close hill.

I can feel every touch of
the whirling gentle winds
from across the neighboring river;
murmuring a soft appeasing song
to this lonely lover’s ear.

They sing highest notes of
lover’s dreams and desired sight;
they sing out of thick shades
and dews to drive away,
the lovers’ long silent night.

Their melodious notes speak of
every lovers’ aggrieved heart,
as if sung through the wanderlust
from the glorious heaven to earth;
their jubilant notes have soothing rhymes
that mend the lovers’ loneliest hearts.

As I lonely, sit confabulating
with this doomed starless sky;
I deeply sigh, bewildered
at my own broken soul
that still keeps your love so high
upon this lonely ailing wanderlust
where lovers’ sorrows live forever
and their raptures painfully die.
By: Abdul Samad Haidari
(03/10/2018 – 09:30 PM).

About samad1986

Abdul Samad Haidari is a poet, writer, teacher and a former freelance journalist, currently residing in Indonesia as a stateless refugee. He is the author of The Red Ribbon He fled his home country at the age of seven and grew up wandering in Pakistan and Iran as a child refugee, and was separated from his family for the majority of his childhood. For two years, at the age of eight and nine, he was forced into child labour in the construction industry in Iran. In contrast, Pakistan offered refugees like him the opportunity to study and work. This education and work experience culminated in Abdul teaching computer studies and English language courses at the Intel Computer Center and Pak Oxford Professionals. After the collapse of the Taliban government, Abdul returned to Afghanistan thinking that the security situation had improved, and that he could take part in the reconstruction of his war-torn country. With this in mind, Abdul served as a freelance journalist and humanitarian aid-worker in areas of the country that remained dangerous to civilians because of the influence of terrorist groups. Abdul served with the Norwegian refugee council (NRC), ActionAid Afghanistan, Daily Outlook Afghanistan group of newspapers, and The Daily Afghanistan Express. As a freelance journalist, Abdul wrote articles and editorials about on-the-ground realities, which were then circulated widely. These had a particular focus on women and children’s rights, corruption, transparency and accountability in government, warlords and terrorist groups’ actions and the systematic persecution of minority groups in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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